Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. 24/7 Space News .




RUSSIAN SPACE
Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua
by Staff Writers
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Apr 02, 2014


Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua. Image courtesy RIA Novosti and Sergey Pyatakov.

Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday.

"The agreement is aimed at creating an organizational and legal framework for mutually beneficial partnership between Russia and Nicaragua in terms of exploring and using space for peaceful purposes," the official statement explained.

Under the agreement, Russia would set up a network of land-based control stations in the Latin American country to monitor and augment the accuracy of navigation satellites in Earth orbit.

It is hoped the system will boost Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system, the only current alternative to the US's Global Positioning System (GPS) to feature global coverage and comparable accuracy.

The Nicaragua accords also propose to establish a more general cooperation program on space exploration between the two nations, including the allotment of intellectual property rights and procedures for customs controls.

In 2010, Russia finished the deployment of the full GLONASS constellation of 24 satellites, enabling complete global coverage. Since that time, the design of the satellites has undergone several upgrades, with billions of dollars spent on supporting the system.

Above all, the Russian government expects the agreement to require no additional funding. "All costs of setting up and equipping protected sites where technological knowledge can be tested in total security will be covered by partner organizations," the legislative committee that drafted the bill said.

The draft law has been passed on to the government and is set to be debated in the near future.

Source: RIA Novosti

.


Related Links
Roscosmos
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Russian Space News






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





RUSSIAN SPACE
Russian rocket crashes in Kazakhstan
Astana, Kazakhstan (XNA) Mar 31, 2014
A weather rocket launched from Russia's Kapustin Yar launching field crashed in Kazakhstan's western region, according to government reports. The incident happened early in the morning on March 27, between 1 and 2 a.m., a government source said. The rocket fell less than one kilometer away from a local village named Shungai with no casualties reported. According to reports from Kapus ... read more


RUSSIAN SPACE
Unique camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction

Expeditions to the Moon: beware of meteorites

A Wet Moon

ASU camera creates stunning mosaic of moon's polar region

RUSSIAN SPACE
Mars yard ready for Red Planet rover

Mars One building simulated colony to vet potential colonists

The Opposition of Mars

Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring

RUSSIAN SPACE
NASA Marks Major Milestone for Spaceport of the Future

NASA Commercial Crew Partners Complete Space System Milestones

High School 'Final Five' Compete for Out-of-This-World Test on Orion

You've got mail: Clinton-to-space laptop up for auction

RUSSIAN SPACE
China launches experimental satellite

Tiangong's New Mission

"Space Odyssey": China's aspiration in future space exploration

China to launch first "space shuttle bus" this year

RUSSIAN SPACE
Russian spacecraft brings three-man crew to ISS after two-day delay

Soyuz Docking Delayed Till Thursday as Station Crew Adjusts Schedule

US, Russian astronauts take new trajectory to dock the ISS

Software glitch most probable cause of Soyuz TMA-12 taking two day approach

RUSSIAN SPACE
Soyuz ready for Sentinel-1A satellite launch

Boeing wins contract to design DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch

Arianespace's seventh Soyuz mission from French Guiana is readied for liftoff next week

NASA Seeks Suborbital Flight Proposals

RUSSIAN SPACE
Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets

NRL Researchers Detect Water Around a Hot Jupiter

UK joins the planet hunt with Europe's PLATO mission

RUSSIAN SPACE
Space Observation Optics Cover from IR to X-ray Wavelengths

The Space Debris Radar Developed By Indra Passes ESA Tests

Saab continues support of military simulation system

Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.